ARTERY IN DOMESTIC PIG (Sus scrofa f. domestica), EJPAU 3(1), #01.
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CORTICAL BRANCHES OF MIDDLE CEREBRAL
ARTERY IN DOMESTIC PIG (SUS SCROFA F. DOMESTICA)
The anatomical structure of the middle cerebral artery in domestic pig (Sus scrofa f. domestica) was defined using 88 cerebral hemispheres. It was observed that the artery ramified into ten permanent branches. Two rhinal arteries supplied the area of cerebrum on the border between the old and the new cerebral cortex. The other eight branches bifurcated into three branches going into the frontal area, two branches - the parietal area and three temporal branches which supplied the new cerebral cortex exclusively. In domesic pig, most frequently, 38.7 %, the rostral cerebral artery gave rise to two and, in 59.1%, three independent branches. In one hemisphere (1.1%) the rostral cerebral artery gave rise to one main trunk of the middle cerebral artery. Similarly in one individual there were observed six independent branches of that artery.
Key words: Mamalian brain vaskularization. Middle cerebral artery.